June Events – Butterflies, Grief Camps, Support Groups & More

Save the Dates: Memorial Butterfly Releases

Spring is here, and so are butterflies! Join us 6/11 (Murfreesboro) and 6/18 (Nashville) as we celebrate the change in season while remembering our loved ones.

Grief Camps for Youth!

Join Alive’s Grief Center this summer for Creative Hearts Day Camp (July 11-15) and Camp Forget-Me-Not (August 13-14) for kids and teens who are grieving the death of someone important in their life

Share Your Story for Father’s Day
Are you remembering someone this Father’s Day? Do you have a favorite story of your dad or father figure? Share a favorite memory and picture with us to have it posted on our social media for Father’s Day.
Click here to submit yours today.

Grief Center Offerings in June

10 Essentials Grief Hike

Join us 6/3 for this hike for adults (18+) who have experienced the death of someone significant. During the hike, you will be introduced to the “Ten Essentials,” created by Alive’s grief counselor, Dianne Castellano. Register below.

Fing Lost Words

Join us 6/4 and every first Saturday for this guided poem writing workshop for anyone coping with loss. You need not consider yourself a “real writer” to join us. Register below.

Eight-Week Grief Journey Groups Forming Now!

Grief Journey groups launch on 7/28 and meet for eight consecutive Thursdays at 1:00-2:30 p.m. or 6:00-7:30m p.m. In-person and virtual options available. There is an $80 registration fee per participant; scholarships available.

Groups include:

  • Groups for Loss of Spouse/Partner
  • Loss of a Loved One
  • Cancer Loss Support Group

To register, call 615-963-4732 or email griefsupport@alivehospice.org.

Walking Through Grief

Grief is anything but a walk in the park. Join us every Tuesday for a weekly walk at Centennial Park with Alive Grief Counselors and other grieving community members to connect with others and the healing that comes with being in nature. Register below.

Serenity in Grief

Join us Wednesdays for this weekly virtual meeting for adults who are focused on maintaining sobriety in the midst of loss. To attend, visit AliveHospice.Zoom.US and click “Join”
Wednesdays | 9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Meeting ID: 956 9190 2440

Wednesdays | 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Meeting ID: 965 8668 6667

Good Mourning Group

Join us Wednesdays for this weekly virtual meeting to start your day with support from others who understand what you’re going through. To attend, visit AliveHospice.Zoom.US and click “Join”

Wednesdays | 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Meeting ID: 980 4199 4226
Passcode: AH


Youth Grief Support Groups!
Join us Tuesdays, Sept 13 – Nov 1 at 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. for grief support groups for youth ages 3-17 at the Alive Nashville Grief Center (1721 Patterson St. in Nashville). Dinner included! Youth and families will express their thoughts and feelings with others who have also experienced the death of an important person. Sessions include grief education, games, and more. To register, call 615-963-4732 or email griefsupport@alivehospice.org.

Private Creative Arts Memorials

Looking for a unique way to honor your loved one? Alive’s Grief Sevices offers Private Creative Arts Memorials for groups of 10 or fewer with access to our Creative Room, menu of memorialization projects, supplies, and support from a grief counselor and activity facilitator. Book yours by calling 615-963-4732 or email griefsupport@alivehospice.org.

We hope you can join us for these special events.

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Drop-In Grief Support Groups

These virtual grief groups are FREE to attend and meet weekly or monthly. Participants are welcome to join at any time. Join us for a group that fits your need, including:

  • College Age Group (third Tuesday)
  • Coping with Cancer (third Tuesday)
  • Child Loss Group (third Monday)
  • Survivors of Sudden Loss (fourth Monday)
  • Pet Loss Group (fourth Tuesday)
  • & more!

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View the full schedule and click to register today!


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